Christmas Decorating

Decorating with Wreaths

By Jeanette DiCamillo No matter where you look during the season, artificial Christmas wreaths adorn every door, window, and lamp post. Christmas wreaths are one of the most popular decoration items for Christmas as they work well with other greenery decorations like garland. On top of that, they can match the Christmas tree and tie a whole design theme together indoors and out. Christmas wreaths and garland are available in …
Christmas Decorating

Using Outdoor Decorations in a Fantastical Christmas Theme

By Jeanette DiCamillo When Christmas enthusiasts plan their outdoor Christmas decorations, they are planning with the heart of a child. These hearts radiate inside when the glow of Christmas lights up ahead can be seen from within a dark car, looming with promises of personal touches and festive traditions. Each Christmas enthusiast tries to recreate this fantastical image for other kids and adults, understanding that some of the greatest joys …
Christmas Decorating

Decorating with Rope Lights

By Jeanette DiCamillo Rope light offers a unique light display that can be used for holiday lighting, as well as every day lighting and design. Rope light is best described as a sort of tube lighting, featuring either pure tungsten filaments or LED bulbs encased in durable PVC tubing. Rope light is available in long spools that can be cut to custom sizes, or as pre-cut rope light kits that …
Christmas Decorating

How to Properly Light Your Christmas Tree

By Fran Holmes Christmas tree lights come in all shapes and sizes and can be used to great effect in creating a truly sparkling Christmas tree that will be remembered for years to come. The big question is, “How do you go about lighting it properly?” First of all, decide what type of light you would like the tree to project. Do you want a soft glow or a tree …
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Mistletoe

By Jeff Westover Two words: parasite and dung. One today can hardly believe the association of these two words with something so romantically quaint as mistletoe is now in our Christmas traditions. So let the reader beware. What follows may cause you to reconsider a symbol of the season so lovingly cherished by many. Mistletoe, in a clinical definition, is a parasitic plant. It grows in the tops of oak …